Kristina Lloyd

Erotic Fiction Author

Split Image

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Meh. I hate when that happens. I get this eerie feeling of déjà vu, this odd sense that Avon Red are stalking me – and that it’s happened before! Weird.

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October 17, 2009 - Posted by | Kristina Lloyd


  1. God that must be irritating. You should ask your publisher if they have bought the rights to these images. If so, they should start a procedure for copyright infringement.
    If not, demand that next time they will use an exclusive image.

    Comment by Rob (@EdgeOfEurope) | October 18, 2009 | Reply

  2. Jesus CHRIST, that’s fucking annoying!

    I’d be livid.

    Comment by remittance girl | October 18, 2009 | Reply

  3. They use stock photography. It’s deeply irritating, yes, but it happens a lot – esp in genre fiction: here and this on crime fic copycats.

    This post is interesting on how one photo is used in a variety of ways. The copycats of mine are fairly bold – no attempt to reframe the pic, unless the reversal of the Split image counts.

    I wish publishers wouldn’t do it – esp in genre fic where it’s most likely to be spotted by readers of that genre. And where duplication implies genre writing is all much of a muchness. It insults readers and writers.

    But thanks for sharing my annoyance.

    Comment by kristinalloyd | October 18, 2009 | Reply

  4. Horrible. I see that toni blake is the author of ‘Swept Away’
    Funny, I thought that was a Wertmueller (sp?) film (or a Richie film?)
    I hate when that happens, too.

    Comment by Madeline Moore | October 18, 2009 | Reply

  5. Miaow! And thank you!

    Comment by kristinalloyd | October 19, 2009 | Reply

  6. oh..thats ..really bad..i d go out of my mind..:-/

    similar happened recently to alison with her “lipstick on her collar”-cover..:-(

    Comment by danielle | October 20, 2009 | Reply

  7. I can’t understand why publishers do it. Four used the same image that appeared on Learning to Love It. But what I really don’t get is when the same publisher uses a piece twice. Two of those are Virgin books!


    Comment by alison tyler | October 21, 2009 | Reply

  8. A few weeks ago I was in a mall, and I noticed that the picture used for a skin care product was exactly the same as the picture on the 2nd edition of the Black Lace novel WHITE ROSE ENSNARED by Juliet Hastings. Checking out the book, I saw that the image belongs to a photography company and not the publisher. (It took a lot of self control to keep from telling the person working at the kiosk, “Did you know the photo on your display is the same as the one on a BDSM novel set in mideval England? I can bring you a copy to show you!”)

    Comment by Juniper | October 23, 2009 | Reply

  9. Look, they did it to Chandler too:

    Comment by SG | November 21, 2009 | Reply

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